3D Artwork: Beware! The Slinger of Slugs.

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  1. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    So this guy is one of my favourites of the later G1 toys, I think the model is just about done though I'm thinking about smoothing the leading edge of the wings.

    Pics of bot mode to come once I've finished making his head.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very nice work. I'd definitely smooth the leading edges of the wings; make it look more like an aerofoil section. Also, you might want to consider chamfering some of the edges on the model, and making the cockpit canopies a bit less transparent (unless you're planning to model cockpit interior detail.
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    I Love That.
     
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    That's pretty cool. What program do you use for this? Also, I'm quite curious how you achieved the 'toon' lines, especially in the places that don't look like they even have an angle of any sort for a software toon shader to know to draw a line there. As a slight aside, while the toon lines are impeccable, they are also quite thin looking in many places which sort of takes away from the original look of the cartoons by making even those lines seem...computer drawn rather than pencil drawn (which, of course, they were). Is there any way to modify the lines to look a little less like a computer drew them and more like a pencil?
     
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    Sweet. Any plans for the other two Targetmaster Jets? (Triggerhappy would be awesome)
     
  6. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    I use Google Sketchup. The lines on the model are either edge lines (thin) some of which I've hidden, profile lines or small 3d detail that when zoomed out just looks like single lines. I'm still playing around with the mix of options to see what looks best.

    Probably not - I haven't got those toys for reference and I havent finished Slugslinger yet (got a bit distracted with my new Wii!) I'm thinking of making less toy accurate models in the future but my obsessive side doesn't like it.:) 

    *Edit*
    I just found some more options for edge style in the program - how's this for a more 'drawn' style?

    [​IMG]

    Or completely freestyle! Doesn't look like a 3d model now does it?:) 
    [​IMG]
     
  7. kjeevahh

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    tahts a pretty impressive sketch mode thingy, is it possible to make everything white so that just the sketchy outlines show?
     
  8. Sso02V

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    Where'd you find those? all I've got is edges, slightly thicker edges, and no edges. Or is it something you have to navigate through menus to get?

    Great job on the nosecones, I've been trying to figure out how you did it for a while now.
     
  9. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    [​IMG]

    Or you can have just the lines and none of the model showing.

    [​IMG]

    Pretty handy for people like me who cant draw to save their lives Huh?


    In the menus - go Windows -> Styles, then select things from the box and dropdown selector at the bottom.

    For most of the nosecones I made a cylinder, cut it lengthways then select the end face and use the scale tool to get the parts to roughly the right cone shape.
    I must admit - I had help with parts of the canopy, and tip of the nose - I downloaded a soapskin plugin which does most of the hard work for you.
     
  10. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    Nice!


    You thinking of doing the Energon Slugslinger as well?


    (He actually had an interesting role in DW's Summer Special a few years back...)


    Gary
     
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    Wow, just when I thought I saw all there was for Sketchup to offer. I'm gonna be messing around with those forever, just playing with the models I've made and giving them different lines.
     
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    chubbzilla One shall stand...

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    thats really cool nice 1
     
  13. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    Finally got round to finishing off bot mode - though I could carry on fiddling and chamfering edges for longer I'm calling it a day.

    With his lil buddy caliburst:
    [​IMG]

    and in monochrome - just 'cause I like it:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. dorkyfresh

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    lookin' good Rodentus Prime! i dabble in 3d myself so i definitely can appreciate these pix....great work. u used sketchup huh? that's pretty good. how do u like that program? i'm a 3d studio max person myself...
     

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